There’s a lot of local interest in the books penned by the polar opposites of South Florida congressional politics – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and former U.S. Rep. Allen West, a tea party Republican who represented parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Both are holding filled-to-capacity book signing events this week.
West appears Thursday night at a Boca Raton Republican Club in Deerfield Beach. West will speak and sign copies of the book, said club president Joe Budd.
West’s book, "Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom,” was published April 1.
The club’s website shows $50 tickets to the dinner at the Deer Creek Golf Club are sold out.
Wasserman Schultz appears at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of the Palm Beach County Library system’s “Writers LIVE!” series at the Hagen Road branch library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, west of Delray Beach.
She’ll talk about her 2013 book “For the Next Generation : A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation's Problems.” She’ll speak, answer questions and sign books that will be available to buy.
Within a few days of online registration opening, the event filled up. But Nicole J. Hughes, manager of community relations for the Palm Beach County Library system said people would be allowed in to fill seats that would have gone to no shows.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun